Established in 1987 by Rebecca Ranson and other community leaders, Out on Film eventually became a part of IMAGE Film and Video and later the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2008, Out on Film became an independent organization. What started as a five day festival has grown into an eleven day celebration of LGBTQ stories and artists including narrative features, documentaries, short films and premieres. We are a festival that places a high premium on quality with a focus on visiting filmmakers and showcasing the voices of tomorrow. Our mission is to provide a high-quality film festival that is diverse and inclusive, ensuring that all in our community are represented. Some of the films that we show are meant merely for entertainment, but many others - especially the documentaries - are meant to educate and address timely issues such as discrimination and social justice, HIV/AIDS, religion, and marriage equality. We have been the recipient of many awards, including a grant from the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013 for our visiting filmmaker series. Most recently we received the 2018 Beacon Award for Community Engagement from the ArtsATL Luminary Awards and a Best of Atlanta award from Atlanta Magazine for Support of LGBTQ artists. These are our stories told by us as only we can tell them.